Happy 2018 everyone! We had a bit of a sluggish start around here but we should be back on our weekly schedule from here on out! SFA is working hard on the plans for the 2018 Annual Meeting. We should have new and exciting announcements later today about the preliminary schedule. Look for registration to open later this month or early February!
From the Country
Boston, MA: Call us jealous. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has the cutest new employee...a bug-sniffing puppy.
Austin, TX: Playwright Arthur Miller’s archive was acquired by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin.
Normal, IL: Illinois State University Special Collections and Archives has received a massive addition to their Circus and Allied Arts Collection.
Bismarck, ND: A new presidential library for Theodore Roosevelt is moving forward in the badlands of North Dakota.
New York, NY: New York University's Fales Library acquired works and the papers of conceptual artist Mary Ellen Carroll.
Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will create a unique online data hub that will change the way scholars and the public understand African slavery.
Bloomington, IN: New equipment and a newly donated collection of commercials at Indiana University's Moving Image Archive open portals into history.
New York, NY: Who's up for a road trip? The New-York Historical Society is hosting Harry Potter: A History of Magic from The British Library starting in October of 2018.
From the World
Vancouver, BC, Canada: The University of British Columbia Library’s Rare Books & Special Collections has acquired the first item ever printed in the city of Vancouver.
Dublin, Ireland: A new digitization project at the National Library of Ireland will bring pre-independence era materials online.
London, England, UK: The Tate digitizes rare excerpts from famous artists’ sketchbooks, letters, and photos.
Vancouver, BC, Canada: The Vancouver Sun and Province are donating their collection of photographic negatives to the Vancouver Archives — the largest donation in the history of the civic institution.
From the Blogosphere
The story of Recy Taylor told through the archives.
Explore the works that entered the public domain on January 1, 2018 in a new HathiTrust collection.
The Olympics are coming! Take a look at the artifacts held at the National Olympic Archives in Colorado and get a (sneak) peek at their forthcoming museum.